Big Data: The New Oil?

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Course Date: 
October 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
IBM Innovation Space, 1 King Street West, 4th Floor, Hamilton L8P 1A4

Big Data: The New Oil?
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 8:30am – 12pm

Presented by:

Dr. Steven Way, Program Coordinator, Analytics for Business Decision Making. Professor, McKeil School of Business. Co-owner of Atec Marketing Ltd.​
Steven is a lifelong entrepreneur, business owner, and consultant who has worked in the multimedia, sports manufacturing, information technology, and business consulting industries.  He possesses an MBA in Management of Innovation and New Technology, and received his doctorate in Information Systems from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.

In 2015, Dr. Way joined the McKeil School of Business as a full-time faculty member teaching in the Business Analysis program.  He is now the Program Coordinator for Mohawk College's Analytics for Business Decision Making program which launched in 2018.  He has also founded the Higher Education Analytics Data (HEAD) Competition, a competition open to students from both colleges and universities, which Mohawk College will host for the second time in March 2020.

Lastly, he has founded the Analytics Lab at Mohawk College which is designed as a resource for both analytics students and community stakeholders looking to tackle applied research analytics problems.

Topic Summary

We can expect machine learning Big Data to develop further in the near future. Combined with data analytics, expect it to create predictive models to forecast the future with an even higher level of accuracy. Flyer for the event can be downloaded here.


8:30am - 9:00am

Arrival / Networking / Refreshments

9:00am - 9:10am

Introductions with Overview of the Morning by Host

9:10am - 9:30am

Overview of NGen & the Supercluster with Keynote Introduction

9:30am - 10:30am

Keynote Speaker

10:30am - 10:40am

Keynote Thank You & Introduction to Roundtable

10:40am - 10:55am

Networking Break

10:55am - 11:55am

Executive Briefing Roundtables

11:55am - 12:00pm

Wrap Up & Next Steps

$129.00 +HST

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